ICAL values giving all users the proper resources to use this facility. It is not only important to create an organized system through which users can reserve and safely use its labs and equipment, but to also allow for users to participate in improving the facility. Through the User Meetings, users and staff at the ICAL can discuss current priorities and issues in a personalized fashion.

Reservations Website

Users who have completed a short course will be given access to the ICAL Equipment Reservations Website. This website shows the availability of each instrument and who is scheduled to use it. Please do not schedule instruments on which you have not been trained unless you will be accompanied by a fully-trained user or have been given permission by ICAL staff.

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User Meetings

ICAL is happy to meet with any user, either in the ICAL lab or on a remote meeting online. This is the ideal way to discuss new projects, have ICAL staff advise for the best mix of ICAL instrumentation to answer the research question, and plan sample prep and analysis techniques.

If you have a question that you would like to pose to ICAL staff or would like to schedule a meeting, please contact ical@sympa.montana.edu.